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Laksa (叻沙) is a famous Peranakan (Chinese-Malay) noodle soup from Malaysia and Singapore. There are a number of varieties of laksa:

Laksa is usually served with thick rice noodles known as laksa noodles. Thin rice vermicelli (bee hoon) can also be used, and is in fact preferred for Sarawak laksa.

Laksa is traditionally garnished with laksa leaf (Malay duan laksa, Latin Persicaria odorata), also known as Vietnamese or holy mint.

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